Western intervention--ostensibly on humanitarian grounds--is largely responsible for the Malian crisis in the first place.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi may have inadvertently provided his critics with a temporary unifying device.
Qatar has supported revolution abroad while Saudi Arabia anchors down the authoritarian regional order.
Anti-democratic forces in both the United States and the Arab world are using widespread embassy protests to discredit the pro-democracy movement.
The bad dream unfolding in Mali is the consequence of the West's scramble for resources in Africa, and the wages of sin from the recent Libyan war.
What has been largely been reported as a civil war in Syria is, in fact, no such thing.
The prospects for a new war in the Sahel appear increasingly probable.
Islamist militias have defeated Tuaregs struggling to establish a homeland in Mali.
The Nasserite candidate Hamdeen Sabahi came in third in the first round of the Egyptian presidential election. Is his Dignity Party the wave of the future?
Christian fundamentalists may envy the extent to which religion permeates the state in the Middle East.